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RGPLP - Family Practitioner with FP Emergency needed for Bella Bella Medical Clinic

Role and Facility Information

Our team provides regular clinic, emergency and inpatient care under one roof to a primarily First Nations, Heiltsuk Nation community of approximately 1500 people.

Bella Bella is a beautiful island community off the central coast of BC, 690 km north of Vancouver, surrounded by a magical world of channels, inlets and old growth forest.

The hospital, overlooking the ocean, is in the center of this rural and remote community and is a focal point for community life in many ways. Working here will give you a real sense of the richness of aboriginal culture in it’s home environment.

Applicants will require ACLS, ATLS and PALS or NRP certification to work in Emergency. If any of the certifications have expired, CARE certification can replace the expired certification.


Eligible for Enhanced Skills Stipend

Coverage Information

Coverage Dates

Sep 05 2023 to Sep 12 2023
Regular Scheduled Office Hours
Monday to Friday 8:30 - 5:00pm Assignment ends September 12 at 0800
Yes Yes
On-Call Date(s) / Hours
1:3- 1:4. covering Sunday September 11

About the Clinic

Clinic Description

Clinic Composition

4 physicians, all part time. Staffing at 3 – 4 physicians per day. 3 doctors/patient exam rooms. The R.W. Large Memorial Hospital has 6 acute beds, 7 continuing care beds and a 3-bed emergency department open 24/7.

Local Resources

Lab, X-Ray, Pharmacy, Telehealth. Ambulance is on site

Emergency Framework

Ambulance, shared cell phone, radio pager provided, Air Ambulance

Call Expectations

1:4 or 1:3 depending on the number of physicians available. One physician covers Saturday and Sunday call.

Visiting Specialist/Consultant Information

Endocrinology, ENT, Geriatrics, Opthalmology, OB/GYN, Plastic Surgery, Psyciatry, Paediatrics, Orthopaedics, Cardiology, Nephrology

EMR Information

EMR System


What training is provided for the EMR System

First day on-site training

Level of Support/Care and Policy

Welcoming Procedures

Prior to confirming the locum, you will be provided with an Orientation document, Locum FAQ and community Information document. Once you arrive, you will be met at the airport if possible, and taken to apartment. If taking the taxi, you will go to the hospital nursing station to obtain your accommodation location and keys


On-site full orientation on first day (morning) with EMR training. Short clinic in the afternoon.

Social Involvement

Invitations to community events.

Clinic Policy

Provided at orientation

Accommodation and Transportation

The clinic does provide accommodation.

Accommodation Description

$60/night billed directly to RGPLP by the site. 1 bedroom modular duplex or 1 bedroom apartment close to hospital and clinic. Kitchen, bedding, laundry, TV, internet. Food provided until you can go to the store: coffee, tea, bread, eggs. Pet Free.

Most Convenient Mode of Transportation

Fly via Pacific Coastal Airlines

Sail via BC Ferries

There are no rental cars in Bella Bella

Closest Amenities

Grocery Store

Closes at 5:00 pm. Limited specialty items so you may wish to bring your own specialty foods if you have any dietary restrictions.

Community Centre

Small workout gym in local hall

Other Closest Amenities

4 mountain bikes, 2 kayaks are available for use. Fishing, hiking, view of ocean